Thomas A. Cooper, 58, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away on Sunday, December 22, 2019 at Floyd Valley Healthcare in Le Mars. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Le Mars, Iowa. Rev. Chris Meier will officiate. Burial will take place at a later date at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 27, 2019 at the Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. There will be a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will resume at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at the church prior to the funeral service.
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Thomas Alan Cooper was born on September 10, 1961 in Le Mars, Iowa to Robert and Donita (Clement) Cooper. He attended grade school in Le Mars and Merrill, Iowa. He later attended Le Mars Community High School. Following graduation, Tom took a position as a cook at Hungry’s Restaurant in Merrill. He then went to work at Harker’s Meats in Le Mars. After Harker’s changed to Tyson’s and Gorges Quick to Fix, Tom went to work at Wells’ in 1999. He worked there until his health forced him to retire in March of 2018.
On January 22, 1993, Tom and Sandra Bruxvoort were married in Le Mars. Together they enjoyed raising their family, fishing, camping and riding Harley’s. Tom also enjoyed grilling and barbeque competitions. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan and spent his spare time in the garage watching football with friends. Tom was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Le Mars. He was also a member of the Le Mars Eagles Club.
Grateful to have shared his life are his children, Joe and Christina Cooper of Rapid City, SD, Kris and Greg Dreckman, Danielle and Nick Rolling, Jillian and Derek Klein all of Le Mars, Nichole Wolf and Sean Perkins of Arvada, CO; 11 grandchildren; Matthew, Brittney, Erika, Sebastian, Caleb, Kaden, Gavin, Brookelyn, Maisie, Hadley and Isaac; five great-grandchildren; Saylix, Brexley, Aubrey, Landon and Xandyr; his mother, Donita Cooper of Le Mars, IA; two sisters, LeAnn Cooper and Linda and Kevin Christensen both of Le Mars, IA.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert; a son, Adam; and a grandson, Colby.